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NUMERICA PAC ANNOUNCES DEPARTURE OF EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

October 4, 2019 – Wenatchee, WA:

Effective immediately, Robert Cox is no longer the Executive Director of the Numerica PAC.

Robert Cox was hired by the board of directors in June of this year based on his skills and experience in both finance and theater. Over the last several months, the board received many communications and feedback from varying stakeholders in and around the Numerica Performing Art Center. The board of directors discussed this feedback at length as it was their intention to ensure that they looked at the full picture and gave all parties an opportunity to make the Numerica PAC the best it can be. Ultimately, after assessing the gravity of the situation, the board chose to take action. Effective immediately, Robert Cox is no longer the Executive Director of the Numerica PAC. The board feels this is the best decision to ensure the Numerica PAC’s stability moving forward.

The board is discouraged by the trust they may have lost from the community in recent months and intend to actively rebuild its credibility moving forward. The board is grateful for so many passionate supporters of the arts that have been patient while they navigated this situation.

Alex Haley, Program Manager at the Numerica PAC, will be assisting as the Interim Executive Director while the board determines a timeline for a permanent leadership solution. With Alex’s experience and collaboration, they plan on moving forward to make sure the Numerica PAC continues to thrive. They are focusing on financial stability, membership growth and organizational efficiencies.

The Numerica Performing Arts Center at the Stanley Civic Center is a non-profit organization and naming partner with the Numerica Credit Union.

OCTOBER EVENTS AT THE NUMERICA PAC

October 1, 2019- Wenatchee, WA: The Numerica Performing Arts Center welcomes the surprisingly cold fall weather with JAKE SHIMABUKURO, returning to the Numerica PAC stage on October 11, IVAN & ALYOSHA, part of the 2019-2020 Black Box Concert series on October 19, ERTH’S PREHISTORIC AQUARIUM ADVENTURE, on October 25 and the October Monthly Movie on the Big Screen: HOCUS POCUS on October 30.

Jake Shimabukuro

Jake Shimabukuro returns to the Numerica PAC stage on October 11 at 7:30. Currently on tour promoting his newest album The Greatest Day, Ukulele master, Jake Shimabukuro shares the stage with bassist Nolan Verner and guitarist Dave Preston, allowing him to solo more expressively than ever before. As soon as music fans got a listen to Shimabukuro’s virtuosic approach to the ukulele, they were hooked. His Albums have topped the Billboard World Music Charts, and as a live performer he’s become one of the hottest tickets around, headlining venues nationally and around the world as well as making frequent appearances on media outlets like The Today Show and Good Morning America. Jake also travels to schools around the world and spreads positive messages to young people, encouraging them to find their passion and live drug-free.

This show is sponsored by Beckstead Electric, Inc, Jeffers, Danielson, Sonn & Aylward, P.S., Mike & Sheila Salmon, Karen & Mike Wade Family, Avalon Music, Davis Furniture, Dave & Sandy Gellatly, The James Pauly Family, Chelan Douglas County Retired School Employees, Warm Springs Inn & Winery, with support from Mike & Tammy Kintner and Bob & Nita Paine.

Tickets are $34-$38 with discounts for seniors ($32-$36) and youth ($28-$32) and increased prices on showday!

Ivan & Alyosha

On October 19, the Numerica PAC stage will be transformed into a unique black box theatre experience with Ivan & Alyosha. This Black Box Concert features both the band and audience on the stage for a personal, engaging performance by one of Seattle’s hottest bands. Ivan & Alyosha has grown from their original duo to a 5 member band in time for their sophomore album It’s All Just Pretend, an uplifting exploration of the things that fuel their “luscious, enjoyable folk-pop” sound, steeped in the werities of family, faith and existential doubt.

This event is sponsored by Endsley& Company, Mercantile, Tumbleweed, Washington Trust Bank, Sweetwood BBQ, Dilly Deli, and Commercial Real Estate Services- Rory Turner.

Tickets for Ivan & Alyosha standing room general admission for $22. VIP Tables for four are $130.

Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure

The creators of Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live want to take your family on an all-new adventure – this time to the bottom of the ocean. Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure is an immersive experience that invites you to jump in and explore unknown ocean depths where prehistoric marine reptiles lived eons ago – and maybe live still today! Erth shows are at the forefront of family entertainment, using actors, technology, puppets, science, and imagination to create an amazing visual experience that connects young audiences to the real science of paleontology.

This event is sponsored by Van Doren Sales, Numerica Credit Union, and Davis Furniture. With support from Kelly & Mark Wavra and Michael Carlos.

Tickets for Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure are $29-$33 with discounts for seniors ($27-$31) and youth ($11-$15) with increased prices on showday!

Hocus Pocus

After moving to Salem, Massachusetts, teenager Max Dennison explores an abandoned house with his sister Dani and their new friend, Allison. After dismissing a story Allison tells as superstitious, Max accidentally frees a coven of evil witches who used to live in the house. Now, with the help of a magical cat, the kids must steal the witches’ book of spells to stop them from becoming immortal. This film is rated PG.

The October monthly movie media sponsor is Alpha Media and will be on the big screen October 30 at 6:30pm and tickets are only $3.

For tickets and information, call 509-663-ARTS, go to www.numericapac.org, or visit the Numerica PAC Box Office at the Stanley Civic Center, 123 N Wenatchee Avenue.

The Numerica Performing Arts Center at the Stanley Civic Center is a non-profit organization and naming partner with Numerica Credit Union.

THE WORLD FAMOUS GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA SWINGS INTO THE NUMERICA PAC

August 27, 2019 – Wenatchee, WA: Numerica Performing Arts Center kicks off the 2019-2020 Season with THE WORLD FAMOUS GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA on September 18 at 7:30pm, sponsored by Ford & Marlys Barret and Wild Birds Unlimited of Wenatchee. Appealing to both old and new audiences, this has become a must-see show for jazz and swing fans alike.

The legendary Glenn Miller was one of the most successful of all dance bandleaders back in the Swing Era of the 1930’s and 1940’s. In 1942, at the height of its popularity, Glenn disbanded his musical organization to volunteer for the Army. There, he organized and led the Glenn Miller Army Air Force Band. In December 1944, Major Miller took off in a single engine plane to France, disappearing over the English Channel, never to be seen again.

With the release of the major motion movie The Glenn Miller Story, featuring Jimmy Stewart and June Allyson in 1954, interest and popular demand led the Miller Estate to authorize the formation of the present Glenn Miller Orchestra. In 1956, under the direction of drummer Ray McKinley, who had become the unofficial leader of the Army Air Force Band after Glenn’s disappearance, the reformed Glenn Miller Orchestra performed its first concert and has been on the road ever since. Other leaders have followed Ray including clarinetists Buddy DeFranco and Peanuts Hucko, trombonists Buddy Morrow, Jimmy Henderson, Larry O’Brien and Gary Tole, and tenor saxophonist Dick Gerhart. Since January 2012, vocalist Nick Hilscher leads the band.

Today, the 18-member ensemble continues to play many of the original Miller arrangements both from the civilian band and the AAFB libraries. Additionally, it also plays some more modern selections arranged and performed in the Miller style and sound. Just as it was in Glenn’s day, the Glenn Miller Orchestra today is still the most sought after big band in the world.

This performance is supported by Mike & Sheila Salmon, Dave Sandy Gellatly, and media supporter Sunny FM. Tickets are $34-$38 with discounts for seniors ($32-$36) and youth ($28-$32) and increased prices on show day. For tickets, call 509-663-ARTS, go to www.numericapac.org, or visit the Box Office at the Stanley Civic Center, lower lobby.

 

The Numerica Performing Arts Center at the Stanley Civic Center is a non-profit organization and naming partner with Numerica Credit Union.

Numerica PAC 2019-2020 Season

July 26, 2019 – Wenatchee, WA: The Numerica Performing Arts Center announces the 2019-2020 SEASON lineup:

  • September 18, 2019 at 7:30pm: THE WORLD FAMOUS GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA sponsored by Ford & Marlys Barrett; Wild Birds Unlimited of Wenatchee; Mike & Sheila Salmon; Dave & Sandy Gellatly
  • October 11, 2019 at 7:30pm: AN EVENING WITH JAKE SHIMABUKURO sponsored by Beckstead Electric, Inc.; Jeffers, Danielson, Sonn & Aylward, P.S.; Avalon Music; Davis Furniture; Mike & Sheila Salmon; Karen & Mike Wade Family; Chelan Douglas County Retired School Employees Association; Dave & Sandy Gellatly; The James Pauly Family; Warm Springs Inn & Winery
  • October 25, 2019 at 6:30pm: ERTH’S PREHISTORIC AQUARIUM ADVENTURE sponsored by Van Doren Sales; Numerica Credit Union; Davis Furniture; Mark & Kelly Wavra
  • December 6, 2018 at 7:00pm & December 7, 2019 at 1:00pm: HOLIDAY SPICE sponsored by Dave & Sandy Gellatly; Richard & Connie Hoffmann; Gil & Kay Sparks
  • December 17, 2019 at 7:30pm: OLD TIME RADIO SHOW: MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET sponsored by Anytime Fitness Quincy; Cashmere Valley Bank; Karen & Mike Wade Family
  • January 17, 2020 at 7:30pm: DANCING WITH THE WENATCHEE STARS sponsored by CliftonLarsonAllen; North Cascades Bank; Julie Davis
  • February 22, 2020 at 7:30pm: BEATLES VS STONES: A MUSICAL SHOWDOWN sponsored by Avalon Music; Denise & Gregor Books; Gil & Kay Sparks; Sunny FM; Washington Trust Bank
  • March 12, 2020 at 7:30pm: DISENCHANTED! sponsored by Colleen Frei & Arius Elvikis; Mike & Sheila Salmon; Warm Springs Inn & Winery
  • April 9, 2020 at 7:30pm: MIKE SUPER: MAGIC & ILLUSION sponsored by Karen & Mike Wade Family
  • June 1, 2020 at 7:30pm: ONE NIGHT IN MEMPHIS: #1 TRIBUTE TO PRESLEY, PERKINS, LEWIS & CASH sponsored by Dave & Sandy Gellatly; James & Barbara Brink; Mike & Sheila Salmon; Gil & Kay Sparks; Avenue Car Wash – David Noyd & Natalie Hoback-Noyd

 

Tickets for the 2019-2020 Numerica PAC Season are on sale to members now. Memberships start at $75 and information can be found at the Numerica PAC Box Office or online at www.numericapac.org/support/membership/. The public can begin purchasing tickets for the 2019-2020 Season starting August 14.

For tickets and show information, call 509-663-ARTS, go to www.numericapac.org, or visit the Box Office at the Stanley Civic Center, 123 N Wenatchee Avenue.

The Numerica Performing Arts Center at the Stanley Civic Center is a non-profit organization and naming partner with the Numerica Credit Union.

NUMERICA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER ANNOUNCES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

June 14, 2019 – Wenatchee, WA: The Numerica Performing Arts Center has hired ROBERT COX, a Senior Operational Manager with a background in Arts Administration and Theatre Education, to lead the Numerica PAC as the new Executive Director. Cox will begin his new role starting July 1, 2019.

Robert has been a resident of Wenatchee since 2017, when he arrived to manage the operations of the critical environment teams at Microsoft’s Data Centers in Quincy. Prior to that, he was Regional Manager for CBRE at Amazon’s fulfillment centers in the northeast region.  In New York City, he applied his operations expertise at the headquarters of Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan Chase, Smith Barney, and Merrill Lynch.

Cox also has a strong background in performing arts, with an MFA in Directing from the Mason Gross School of the Arts Conservatory program at Rutgers University. For the last decade, Robert has served as Artistic Director for 12 Miles West Theatre Company, an award-winning, professional equity theatre in the NYC Metropolitan area. He has also taught theatre arts at a number of colleges and universities and, as Company Manager, was instrumental in building a regional theatre at Brandeis University, outside Boston.

“As a resident of Wenatchee, I have enjoyed several productions at the Numerica PAC and have a strong understanding of the importance of this organization within the community and of its place in the economic health of the downtown area,” says Robert. “I am excited to partner with the board of directors as we seek to make the Numerica Performing Arts Center a vibrant, transformative theater where all our communities feel welcomed, engaged, entertained, and inspired.”

Robert will be filling the position after former Executive Director Matt Cadman announced his retirement, effective March 15, 2019. The Numerica PAC board underwent a thorough public search to fill the position.

Incoming Board President, Denise Books, says “We were fortunate to receive applications from an incredibly strong applicant pool, from all over the country. Then we received Robert’s application and his address said Wenatchee! Someone in our own community with all of the exact experience and skills we were looking for. Robert brings a unique blend of both business and theater experience. His enthusiasm for and experience in the arts, combined with the business acumen to efficiently manage operations will take our organization to the next level. The board and staff look forward to working together with Robert to achieve even greater success. The future of the Numerica Performing Arts Center is bright!”

The Numerica Performing Arts Center at the Stanley Civic Center is a non-profit organization and naming partner with Numerica Credit Union.

 
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